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On the use of an individual's name in academia, including but not necessarily limited to publishing. Do not use this tag for questions related to academic vocabulary and phrases; use 'terminology' instead.

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Is it a good idea to add an invented middle name on arXiv and other repositories for scientific papers?

As the profile indicates, my name is Max Muller. I've recently started working on a dual PhD on process mining and natural language processing at a university and a governmental institution in the ...
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Handling alternate spellings of a personal name

Dealing with a text that mentions several times the architectural historian Siegfried Giedion. A number of Giedion's books feature his first name as "Sigfried" and others as "Siegfried.&...
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Are there any papers where two (or more) authors share the same full name?

Because of reasons, I'm curious to know whether there are any simple examples of papers where two or more authors have the same full name. (To be clear: I am only interested in exact full-name matches....
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Academic Name Decision

I was just wondering about academic names for publication. Why do some writers use initials then surname (for me it would be A.D.R MacLean), some their names with initials (Aidan D.R. MacLean), and ...
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Do indexing services update papers after a name change?

I am transgender woman and recently updated my name (which also changed my initials). In addition, I retroactively updated my name on most of the papers that I have published in the last couple of ...
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Changing my legal name for research

I'm in the process of applying to graduate school. Previous to this, I published an article under the name "Usama B. Ayasrah". At the moment, I'm working on my second article. My MSc ...
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In general, how does one cite publications written by poorly known authors with three names? Is the name in the middle a first or last name?

Sometimes I want to cite a PhD thesis of someone who has a name in three parts. The latest example I came across was "Richard Shope Davis". Shope sounds like a last name, but is there a way ...
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Why do Western universities seem to have trouble with Chinese names? [closed]

I've seen this happen enough times to start wondering. For example, take the name "Ting Chao Chung", a Chinese-American Nobel laureate. Ting (丁) is the last name, and "Chao Chung" (...
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What happens if the professors that write your letter of recommendation have the same name?

So there are two professors at my university that have the same name (the only differences are their titles), and incidentally they both know me well enough to write my letter of recommendation, and I ...
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What's the best ways to continue publishing while in hiding?

Asking on behalf of a friend's relative to maximize anonymity. (Most details are left out to protect the identity of this person, and I was also not given much detail to begin with.) Dr. X is an early ...
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Resolved: changing name on online abstract after legal name change

I am an undergraduate at a US university. I have a first author publication that I worked really hard for: both data collection and creation and the actual paper itself. However, as I am an immigrant, ...
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Can I submit research with my surname being modified for English readers?

Is it acceptable in cases when your last name changes based on your gender, to change the name to make it simpler for English language readers? This is common in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, etc. ...
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How to reference when initials changed?

I changed my name, so that I now have the initials F. A. Lastname. For many years I used F. Lastname. If I now want to refer to a publication where I used F. Lastname, should I respect my change of ...
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Author name-surname mistake in the Google Scholar citation

I have a problem with the appearance of my paper in Google Scholar. My name is correctly represented in the journal artical as "Nilhan Kaya," so the citation should be "Kaya, N". ...
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My name can be written in two ways: arxiv struggles to list all my papers

My problem is the following: I have a last name that is composed of two names. In some of my papers, the two names are hyphenated (in others, they aren't). So basically my full name is either written ...
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How to get acknowledged by the right name even if people assume that they should use a longer formal variant?

I am currently an undergraduate who likes to think about research a lot. My email is “zachary.hunter@university.edu”, however in all my papers I am listed as “Zach Hunter”. Frequently I will email ...
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google scholar switching my first and last name

Google scholar switches my first and last name although the journals publish my name correctly. And now due to people downloading citations from Google Scholar, other journals are also citing my first ...
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Order of name and title in references of CV

Since the references in a CV includes a few names of people and their titles, I would like to put them in an alphabet order. Note that in my country, family names are always put first, for example: ...
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My first name is spelled differently in the official transcripts "MO" and my published papers "MU", can I use this first name in the future papers?

My name is Muhamed A. Sewidan, I'm a physicist. My first name is spelt in my passport and transcripts (Mohamed) with o, and in my published papers (Muhamed) with u. Can this cause me any trouble?
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Can I use only one of my two last names for publishing? [duplicate]

I have 2 last names due to my hispanic background. Soon, I will have to think about my very first publication (field: Medicine/Psychology). Could I use only the first last name for my publishing or ...
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Mixed use of titles in dissertation acknowledgment

I would of course use Prof. and Dr. in front of the names of committee members and other professors who I call by Prof. and Dr. in real life. But what about your “peers” who have doctorates? For ...
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Surname change during PhD (as a male)

I'm currently undertaking my PhD and I have plans to get married before I complete my candidature. In particular, I will be double-barreling my current surname with my fiancée's current surname. We ...
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Would having two words in my surname in my passport be a problem for US colleges/GRE/TOEFL?

I'm Indian and my full name is X Y Z (such as John Doe Johnson). In my passport, Given Name is X and Surname is Y Z. Would that be any issue? Or should I get it corrected to update Given Name to X Y ...
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A journal published my private home address alongside my publication. Can I get it removed?

Some years ago, I published an article in a Springer journal. However, when I accessed its online version today, I found out that the publisher has swapped my residential address for my correspondence ...
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Double Name and Google Scholar [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked before, though any links to contact Google Scholar that were provided in older answers no longer work. I have two last names, example: First name Jane, Last ...
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Will a mismatch between my name the papers I authored and the name in my official documents cause trouble in getting hired? [duplicate]

When I submitted my first article to arXiv, in the article I mentioned my full name, which is just 'Afham' (I do not know whether it is not allowed to mention such personal information in a question, ...
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Is it acceptable to hide your affiliation in research paper?

I am a Ph.D. student enrolled in one of the top universities. I was working on a research problem. And, it turns out that my results are not of as high quality as one would expect from a student from ...
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Authorship of alternative or fictional personalities

Let's say I'm a student with a dissociative identity or imaginary friend situation that's not going away no matter what, and I feel they contributed to my research and don't want me to take all the ...
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Can I take on an academic pseudonym while publishing research papers or take initials of my name? Is it possible? [duplicate]

I am an graduate student. I want to take on an academic name for publishing papers in journals and would likewise be known by that name in the academic circuit. My surname is bit embarrassing and I ...
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Can I use my first name instead of last name? [duplicate]

I am a Korean with my first (given) name comes last and my last (family) name comes first, just like many other east asians. So, I write my name as "Aaa Bbb Ccc", where "Aaa" is my ...
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Should I use an out-of-order version of my name for academic publications?

I have a common US first AND last name, but a unique middle name. Think John Aardvark Smith. I am nearing my first publication and want to decide on my name for academic/scientific publications now so ...
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How to deal with inconsistencies in my last name spelling on official documents?

In my native language, my last name contains a letter, which can be transliterated into English in three different ways. Namely: ja, ya and ia. When I tried to transliterate my last name to English ...
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Tradeoff between Consistency and Uniqueness in choosing publication Last Name

I am at the beginning of my career, but I already participated in several conferences and published 1 paper (and a reply) as the main author, and co-authored a revision with many other authors. In ...
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How do you handle a double barrel name in citations/publishing?

For example, let's say I am an early stage researcher named Sasha Baron Cohen (1. A fake double barrel name. 2. No hyphen between the surnames). I'm finding that people are citing my work as 'Sasha ...
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Entering Name With Accents on arXiv

I'm trying to submit a paper on arXiv, but I can't figure out how to enter my name with accents. It's supposed to say "Dörr", but arXiv turns it into this: Image I tried to enter the UTF ...
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Can I use my maiden name professionally if it isn't my legal name anymore? [duplicate]

My bachelors lists my maiden name. I took a 4 year break - during which I got married and took my husband's last name - and will soon be starting my masters and eventually PhD in a STEM field. I would ...
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How do I correctly abbreviate compounded first name for academic publications?

My first name (legally) consists of two names separated by a space, but I only go by the first in everyday use. I'm from Scandinavia and having a first name that is a compound of two names is not that ...
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How should I fix the problem of two part surname taken as middle name by google scholar?

I recently published my first paper in a conference proceedings (CogSci2020). Before submitting I was struggling how to give my name. My name is: First: [Alireza] Last: [Mahmoudi Kamelabad] The two ...
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My name in publications as an author is different from my name in the passport, how to prove that I'm the same person?

My name in all of my publications is Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour (Abd El-Ghafour, M.) while in passport is Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour Omar, so Abd El-Ghafour is a middle name, is this will be a problem in ...
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About short author name [closed]

In my ID card, my complete name has the following form : FirstName MiddleName1 MiddleName2 LastName. I will give an example (created name): Ahmed El Mustafa Ali. As you can see there is a space ...
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Using legal mononym only for publications [duplicate]

I don't use a surname, implying I just have my first name in all my legal documents, and I intend to keep it this way. I got my first accepted submission in a conference lately where I added my name ...
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If I have a single word as my official name since birth then what should I fill in as the second name in the GRE form? [closed]

I have just a single name "Anubhav" in every one of my official documents, be it my passport, my official birth certificate, my secondary education certificate, my senior secondary certificate etc. ...
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Two different abbreviations of your name in literature

I have been publishing in the past with a certain abbreviation of my name which I am unsatisfied due to draconian rules in my previous institution which wrote my name in the following way: X. Y. Z. ...
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Given name versus nickname at work [closed]

During an instant message conversation with my supervisor, she brought to my attention that I am using the given name of an employee instead of the preferred name this person wants people to call her. ...
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Is there a way to edit author name after publication for trans people (at least online)?

I have seen questions about people changing their last names due to marriage but not for trans people. However, for them, it can be much more harmful (and wrong) to always carry their old names ...
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Choosing my name for my first publication

I'm publishing my first ever paper in my career. Given my name is Aaron John Sabu, how should it be broken into the first name and last name? Also, what should I write when asked for the [Initial][...
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Why do people sign their names with only their initials?

In my field at least, a lot of people sign their papers with just their initials. For example, the author list would be "J. Doe and S. Omeone". Why do people do this? It seems that it's just a recipe ...
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In biology papers, is it standard to to list names of people who contributed to code tools, but did nothing else towards a paper?

A while ago, I spent some time working for a lab doing biology research. While I was there, my main job was to write code to automatically perform specific kinds of analysis on the collected data, ...
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Publishing with a Pseudonym that uses my legal first name as last name [duplicate]

I will soon be published at a peer-reviewed journal and this is my first publication in my career. My concern is that I'm Asian descent and have an extremely common last name, and personally I do not ...
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Is there any benefit of being treated as "professor" by students and admin?

I just joined a faculty as assistant professor, at a university in South America. The admin team and students treat me as "professor". Moreover, because the official language is Spanish, people refer ...
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